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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense later incorporated into the Territorial Army; Class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land.

Usage examples (38)
  • True to his word, Jefferson started the University of Virginia to provide free higher education to the yeomanry, which is what the middle class was called back in the 1700s.
  • But the American "yeomanry", that is, nine-tenths of the country, weren't having any.
  • Places were to be kept by a detachment of the "yeomanry" of each company sent on at six o’clock for that purpose.
  • Wimpole to whatever yeomanry might present themselves. for more
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